Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:55 PM

Hello! I am hoping to find a way to make cells more exciting and accessible to my 6th graders. They are really struggling to understand how something so small can be important. I would like to do some hands on activities with my students that help them create models and make sense of this difficult topic. I am struggling to find really helpful resources. I am willing to buy things for my classroom, but I am not wanting to spend a fortune. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!

Larissa Riddle
Larissa Riddle
595 Activity Points

Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:30 AM

Hello, have you tried creating your own slides with different samples. I was trying to create some slides but I went to a place called Schoolbox here in Georgia, and they had actual slides already made and for a low price. My kids found the experiment I created to be exciting, so please let me know if I can be of any assistance.

Clarence Jones
Clarence Jones
70 Activity Points

Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:34 AM

I have several complete 5E lessons on cells if you think those would be useful?

Ella Bowling
Ella Bowling
1150 Activity Points

Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:31 PM

Hello Larissa, I like your enthusiasm in wanting to include hands on activities into your lesson. I think it is a great way to help your students
learn more about those challenging topics in science. I am always looking for ideas that would compliment my lessons to make it more
interesting. I have used materials such as clay, jello, and styrofoam to do this project.
I have discovered that when students are able to create something of their own in learning, they are able to make
meaningful connections and increase their learning experiences. I wish you all the best in your project.

Susan Nandlal
Susan Nandlal
100 Activity Points

Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:07 PM

I would love that!

Larissa Riddle
Larissa Riddle
595 Activity Points

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